Monthly Archives: December 2020

Singapore’s Humanitarian Assistance to Fiji in the Wake of Cyclone Yasa

The Singapore Government will contribute US$50,000 to support Fiji in its disaster relief efforts in the wake of Cyclone Yasa.  The contribution will be made via the Singapore Red Cross to provide supplies such as first aid items, tarpaulins and shelter materials, safe water, household items and hygiene kits to affected communities in Fiji.  This


Following a two-week enforcement operation conducted between 19 and 30 December 2020 by officers from the Commercial Affairs Department and the seven Police land divisions, 151 men and 79 women, aged between 16 and 66, are currently assisting with investigations for their suspected involvement in scams as scammers or money mules. The suspects are believed


The Police have arrested a 27-year-old man for his suspected involvement in a series of cheating cases. Between 21 and 27 December 2020, the Police received several reports from delivery service providers who were allegedly cheated by the man who abused an on-demand delivery service. The man had pretended to be a seller engaging the

China Grants First Approval of Homegrown COVID-19 Vaccine

A COVID-19 vaccine developed by a Chinese drugmaker is the first to be granted official approval by China’s government. The government’s National Medical Products Administration announced Thursday that it had given conditional approval to a vaccine developed by Beijing Biological Products Institute, a subsidiary of state-owned Sinopharm. The regulatory agency granted the approval a day

Lao Plan to Build Another Big Mekong Dam Dismays Villagers, Concerns Thais

Laos is preparing to build what will be its seventh of nine planned large-scale Mekong river mainstream dams, the latest project in its controversial economic strategy to become the “battery of Southeast Asia,” sources in the country told RFA. The 728-megawatt Phou Ngoy Dam, with a projected completion date of 2029, would join the currently

OKEx announces mainnet launch of OKExChain – and how to earn its native OKT token

VICTORIA, Seychelles, Dec. 30, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — OKEx (, a world-leading cryptocurrency spot and derivatives exchange, is thrilled to announce the launch of OKExChain mainnet. Unlike other exchange chains, OKEx wanted to embody blockchain’s core qualities of openness and decentralization in OKExChain. After more than 10 iterations on the testnet and exhaustive ongoing development, this vision […]

Singapore supports international efforts to strengthen IMF resources amidst the COVID-19 pandemic

Singapore, 30 December 2020… The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) announced today that Singapore will renew its loan commitments to support multilateral efforts to strengthen the capacity of the International Monetary Fund (IMF).  These loan renewals will help boost the IMF’s resources to enable it to effectively play its role in safeguarding global economic and